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People of Nangarhar Province Support Candidacy of Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

On Tuesday, February 17, in a massive gathering attended by tens of thousands of people in Jalalabad city, the people of Nangarhar province announced their support for 2014 Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

In this vast gathering, Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah called on the people to enthusiastically take part and cast their votes in the upcoming presidential and provincial council elections, in an effort to bring change and to determine their future political destiny.

 Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah promised that if elected, he would take serious measures to combat corruption and injustices, and to defend the independence and dignity of the people of Afghanistan. He emphasized, "I promise to support and assist all segments of society, in particular, students, officials, retirees, athletes and the youth". He underscored the importance of a transparent, credible and inclusive electoral process as necessary for the country's future stability. He further noted that he would undertake all necessary measures to ensure that fraudulent activity will not determine the outcome of the elections.

Dr. Abdullah stressed that all supporters of his "Reform and Unanimity" ticket are considered as significant members of his Presidential Campaign team. He called on them to cast their vote in the upcoming elections, and to defend their right of vote.

This massive gathering took place at a time when other numerous political movements and parties have announced their support for Dr. Abdullah's presidential candidacy.

Moreover, in a separate event, Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah met with a large group of residents and supporters in Sorobi, at which the people of that district also announced their support for his candidacy. They further pledged to play an active role in support of the campaign efforts.

February 19, 2014, Kabul, Afghanistan

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